POTA activation with Ham Sticks


Radio amateurs (hams) who pursue POTA (Parks On the Air) operations will find this video from K3JRZ interesting.  The antenna featured in this program is the simple MFJ-1620T, a "Ham Stick" variant which has proven popular with hams worldwide.

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This is post 2379 in a continuing series of simple ham radio antennas.

Here are a few comments from K3JRZ:

Contacts from my Parks On The Air (POTA) activation of K-1741 Lum Pond State Park in Bear, Delaware on 08/07/2021. This day I was testing out my newly purchased MFJ 1620T and 1640T ham sticks, but I only got to use the 20m ham stick. Stopping by was local ham Vincent KC3NLQ and another special guest at the end of the video, so stick around for that! Thank you to all of the hunters and POTA activators for making this a successful activation! Equipment Used: Radio: Yaesu FT-991 Antenna: MFJ MFJ-1620T HF Stick, 20M Battery: Bioenno Power 12v 30Ah Battery Pen & paper (logging) -- Please like & subscribe if you enjoyed the video and click the bell for notifications of new videos! BUY ME A COFFEE!!! (Better for creators than Patreon) If you wish, you can help support the channel at https://www.buymeacoffee.com/K3JRZ . - Parks On The Air - https://parksontheair.com​ Parks On The Air Facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/parks... Delaware State Parks - https://www.destateparks.com/PondsRiv... Lums Pond State Park on Wikipedia - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lums_Po... Pouches & grocery bag from Special Operations Equipment - https://www.originalsoegear.com​ -- MUSIC COPYRIGHT 1993 & 1994 BY GANGSTER PUMP. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. -- CONTACT TIMESTAMPS 0:00 Intro 0:43 Ham Sticking 0:56 KB3EVS 1:41 N2ATP 2:18 K2MAB 2:48 NP2T 3:18 Visitors 3:54 N9ITB 4:29 WB9OWN 5:15 KD9ROL 5:42 N2NPS 6:18 KO4LNW 6:48 K8LLC 7:35 KF0ALK 8:12 K4ZH 8:41 KD4MZM - P2P 9:28 K7ORG 10:00 W6KC 10:36 WJ5K 11:07 N0SDS 11:41 AB8LL 12:15 KG1Z - P2P 13:05 N9BLY 13:34 KO4QMM 14:13 KE5TC 14:45 K0CMH 15:17 W9ZAW - P2P 16:15 Special Guest Ham 16:56 Outro -- Help fellow ham, Phil AB8PR, get a NEW KIDNEY. Donate or help spread the word! - https://www.papaphilcan.com/ab8pr/​ Papa Phil Video on YouTube - https://youtu.be/O7nrc4lJggc 100 Watts and a Wire Spirit of Radio - https://100wattsandawire.com/thespiri... -- I am not affiliated administratively with the Parks On The Air organization, but a happy participant in the POTA program. Q: What is Parks On The Air? A: Parks On The Air (or POTA) for international portable amateur radio (ham radio) operations that promote emergency awareness and communications from national/federal and state/provincial level parks. There are activators and there are hunters. Activators go into POTA approved parks, set up their amateur radio equipment and call CQ (CQ is an invitation for any amateur radio operators listening on that frequency to respond and make contact). Hunters will contact the activators and upon a successful contact, the activator puts the hunter into their logs that will be uploaded to calling area representatives who will then upload those logs to the POTA system. Hunters do not need to upload any logs. Q: What are the Parks On The Air rules? A: The rules for Parks On The Air can be found at https://parksontheair.com/rules/ . Q: What are the Parks On The Air frequencies? A: Any frequency that an amateur radio operator has permission to legally use in their country based upon their level of license. Repeaters cannot be used. More info can be found at https://parksontheair.com/faq/ . -- *** HAM STICKS snack packaging inspired by Freybe Ham Sticks Original. I bet they're yummy! *** https://freybe.com/products/snack-foo...

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Thanks for joining us today.

Aloha es 73 de Russ (KH6JRM).

 

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